International students on F-1 visas at St. Petersburg College (SPC) are required to have injury/sickness insurance that meets the following requirements:
- Comply with the Affordable Health Care Act
- Must include (but not limited to) illness, accidental injury, repatriation and medical evacuation
- Coverage must remain in effect for the duration of the semester
- It is recommended that students purchase health insurance with no gap in coverage between terms
This coverage must be purchased and proof of purchase must be provided to the Center for International Programs before enrolling in SPC courses.
If you do not have a chosen insurance provider, please find below possible insurance providers for you to choose from:
HCC Medical Insurance Services: http://www.hccmis.com/f1-visa-insurance/
Insurance for College Students (IFCS): http://insuranceforcollegestudents.com/
Insurance for Students (IFS): www.insuranceforstudents.com
United Healthcare: https://www.uhcsr.com/
Please keep in mind that St. Petersburg College does not direct the operations of any of the above suggested companies or resources and cannot be held responsible for problems that may occur. This information is provided merely to assist current and incoming students. St. Petersburg College received no compensation for this service.
below the steps to obtain proof of coverage
Step 1: Choose the Health Insurance coverage form
below for your program of study:
Step 2: Print the correct the form and complete
the student section
Step 3: Submit the form to the health insurance
provider of your choice
Step 4: Ask your health
insurance provider to return the completed form to the Center for International
Programs, per instructions on the form. All health insurance must meet the minimum
coverage requirement including repatriation
and medical evacuation.
Step 5: After
receiving the completed form, the Center for International Programs will notify you
if there is any additional information needed.
Step 6: Submit a copy
of your health insurance card to the Center for International Programs and you will
be ready to enroll for courses.
SPC reserves the right to require
updated proof of injury/sickness insurance coverage each term. Failure to
provide proof of valid health insurance coverage may affect student enrollment